Mixed set of results in the last week or so. Losses for our Prem side who compete in the top national amateur league, means we need a couple of wins in the next two weeks to avoid propping up the league table! Our Northern and WY Senior squads both continue their unbeaten runs, and hold the position at the top. Our senior regional squad lost a close game last weekend. Netball Nights have been doing well, but our young team have met some strong opposition.
We haven't had any junior league games for a few weeks, but the coaches and parent helpers have worked hard to arrange friendlies for each age group against local and out of area teams. These have been great to ensure continued match play, so thanks for all the work to make these happen. Work continues to try and arrange friendlies during the next "gap" in the calendar during December for junior matches to try and ensure that squads get their continued matchplay.
At risk of sounding boring and repetitive, please can I ask parents to consider their approach to discussing issues about Leeds Athletic. We've had reports again recently about parents "complaining" or giving their opinion to the age group admin supports or other parents, often within earshot of the athletes. Please consider the effect of this can have on athletes where these comments are negative or a parental opinion. If you have an issue, please raise it directly with the coach. But please bear in mind the coaches actions will be informed from a Club perspective rather than a perspective about an individual athlete (which we inevitably have as parents)!
Training - Thursday 9 November
Please note that there is no U12 training at Gateways on 9 Nov, because there is a big bonfire event there. Please can athletes go as follows: U12 & U13 to GSAL for 5:45-7:45pm with Libby and John; U14 & U15 to GSAL for 7:45-9:45pm; U16 with seniors at Beckett. This is for one week only, but it will allow the girls to be in a different context with some different players.
We have a full set of fixtures this weekend, so busy for everyone. It is our prem squad who are at home this weekend - Beckett 12:30 if anyone is free to watch and support. Our roll of honour will be on the website soon, thanks to Keeley and our admin supports for collating.